Best Places to Live in New Mexico

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in New Mexico by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in New Mexico is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. New Mexico has a population of 2,055,287 and a population density of 17.1. The capital city is Santa Fe and the largest city in New Mexico is Albuquerque. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Los Alamos, NMPopulation: 12,01483A+DB+A+AAC+
2Mayhill, NMPopulation: 8983FABA+A+BA
3City of the Sun, NMPopulation: 3582A+ACA+D+CB+
4Mesilla, NMPopulation: 2,14181BCA+ABB+A
5West Hammond, NMPopulation: 2,80281BA+B+B+ABC
6White Rock, NMPopulation: 5,69081BCB+A+AB+C+
7La Huerta, NMPopulation: 1,23081D+C+A+ABB+A
8Las Cruces, NMPopulation: 97,39380A+A+D+BCC+A
9Sandia Heights, NMPopulation: 3,44480CFA+A+AA+B
10San Pedro, NMPopulation: 9180B+A+CA+BBD+
11Alamogordo, NMPopulation: 30,54479AA+C+BCCA
12Sausal, NMPopulation: 1,04279C+AB+ACC+B
13Santa Fe, NMPopulation: 68,29879A+CBBC+B+C
14San Antonito, NMPopulation: 1,01379FB+A+A+BBB
15Homestead, NMPopulation: 3179A+ACA+D+CD+
16Ruidoso, NMPopulation: 8,05579A+AD+B+C+BC+
17Corrales, NMPopulation: 8,34078BFB+A+B+AC
18Albuquerque, NMPopulation: 545,08378A+AFB+C+BB
19Cloudcroft, NMPopulation: 66978BAD+ACBA
20Jaconita, NMPopulation: 29078C+B+BACB+C+
21Sandia Knolls, NMPopulation: 2,07977FA+AA+B+BD+
22Silver City, NMPopulation: 10,33177A+A+DBCCB+
23University Park, NMPopulation: 3,45377A+A+CAFCA
24Los Cerrillos, NMPopulation: 8177FA+BA+B+BC
25Los Lunas, NMPopulation: 14,73177B+A+DBC+C+B
26Paradise Hills, NMPopulation: 4,62877ACC+ABBC
27El Rancho, NMPopulation: 1,05577FAAB+BB+C+
28Cedar Crest, NMPopulation: 1,34677FC+AAB+BB
29Edgewood, NMPopulation: 3,73077C+AB+AC+BD+
30North Hobbs, NMPopulation: 5,29377AACC+BBC+
31Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NMPopulation: 6,02176BDB+B+BAC
32Bosque Farms, NMPopulation: 3,90476C+BCAC+BB
33La Mesilla, NMPopulation: 1,83676FAAB+BBC+
34Rio Rancho, NMPopulation: 87,06876A+CDABBC
35Carlsbad, NMPopulation: 26,15876AA+FC+CD+A
36Artesia, NMPopulation: 11,26876A+A+FCCCA
37Conchas Dam, NMPopulation: 19976FB+C+A+ABB
38La Hacienda, NMPopulation: 25476A+ADD+D+BB+
39Ponderosa Pine, NMPopulation: 1,04676FD+A+A+BAB
40Fairacres, NMPopulation: 71676D+ACBC+BA
41Tularosa, NMPopulation: 2,86576BA+C+BDD+B+
42Pojoaque, NMPopulation: 2,07576DA+BBC+CC+
43Rosedale, NMPopulation: 19176B+ADBD+BB+
44Valencia, NMPopulation: 2,34475CA+BC+CC+B
45Indian Hills, NMPopulation: 1,33175A+A+BCD+D+D+
46Eunice, NMPopulation: 2,91675CA+BD+BD+A
47La Cueva, NMPopulation: 9075FCBA+A+B+C+
48Clovis, NMPopulation: 37,53875A+A+FC+CCB
49La Villita, NMPopulation: 1,55075FAB+BBBC+
50Cedro, NMPopulation: 38075FABA+BBB
51Placitas, NMPopulation: 5,49175FFB+A+B+AB
52Clayton, NMPopulation: 2,61975C+A+A+CCDC+
53Aztec, NMPopulation: 6,73675ABCBCBC
54Peralta, NMPopulation: 3,64775CA+DB+C+C+B
55Portales, NMPopulation: 12,32775AA+FC+D+CB
56Tijeras, NMPopulation: 39775CCC+B+C+BB
57Twin Forks, NMPopulation: 21775FC+C+AABA
58Mimbres, NMPopulation: 63475FA+DA+BC+B+
59Roswell, NMPopulation: 48,16775A+A+FCCD+B+
60Las Maravillas, NMPopulation: 1,85575FAB+BBC+B
61El Valle de Arroyo Seco, NMPopulation: 1,16075FA+B+BCBC+
62Nambe, NMPopulation: 2,06275FAABCBC+
63Truth or Consequences, NMPopulation: 6,47775AA+CC+FD+B+
64Raton, NMPopulation: 6,82575AA+C+BD+D+D+
65Waterflow, NMPopulation: 1,30875FAAB+BBC
66Agua Fria, NMPopulation: 3,08174B+A+BD+D+BC
67Chical, NMPopulation: 7074FACA+ACB
68Cuyamungue, NMPopulation: 54574DACB+C+BC+
69Garfield, NMPopulation: 16474FB+C+ABBB+
70Arenas Valley, NMPopulation: 1,42274FA+BAC+D+B+
71Cannon AFB, NMPopulation: 2,58674DB+CA+CCB
72Tesuque, NMPopulation: 97974FFBAAA+C
73Luna, NMPopulation: 13774FDBA+BAB
74Radium Springs, NMPopulation: 1,45174FA+B+C+BC+A
75Madrid, NMPopulation: 15174C+ADA+DBC
76Spencerville, NMPopulation: 1,32274FAB+BB+C+C
77Arroyo Seco, NMPopulation: 1,78574CD+A+ACAD
78Gallup, NMPopulation: 21,70174A+A+FC+C+C+D+
79CaƱada de los Alamos, NMPopulation: 43674A+DC+CCB+C
80Lemitar, NMPopulation: 35274FA+DAACB
81Taos, NMPopulation: 5,66174A+A+FB+D+BD
82Socorro, NMPopulation: 9,02074AA+FCD+CB+
83Hillsboro, NMPopulation: 11074DA+D+CB+BB+
84Magdalena, NMPopulation: 74174CA+DAD+D+B+
85Santa Teresa, NMPopulation: 4,58474DA+CC+CC+A
86Belen, NMPopulation: 7,26774AA+DC+DCB
87Cliff, NMPopulation: 42474FA+DA+BD+B+
88Chili, NMPopulation: 1,05274FA+BBBCC+
89Dexter, NMPopulation: 1,53873DA+A+DC+DB+
90Lordsburg, NMPopulation: 3,03873C+A+CCCD+B+
91Rio Communities, NMPopulation: 5,62573D+A+D+B+CC+B
92Canova, NMPopulation: 1873FA+CA+D+CC+
93Las Palomas, NMPopulation: 8973FDBA+BAB+
94Capitan, NMPopulation: 1,57473FA+BBCCC+
95Jacona, NMPopulation: 45773FB+C+B+C+B+C+
96Farmington, NMPopulation: 45,45873AC+DBC+BC
97Eldorado at Santa Fe, NMPopulation: 6,14073FDB+A+BAC
98Loving, NMPopulation: 1,30273D+A+AD+CFA
99North Valley, NMPopulation: 11,57573BCCC+CBB
100Jemez Springs, NMPopulation: 25573DD+CA+BB+C+
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